Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally tied the knot. And they kept
the nuptials a complete secret until today.
A publicist for the couple, who have been together for 9yrs and have
six children, told the Associated Press that the wedding took place
Saturday in a small chapel on the property of their sprawling
Provencal estate, Chateau Miraval, in France. The nondenominational
civil ceremony was attended by friends and family.
The movie stars, who met filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith (while he was
famously still married to Jennifer Aniston) April 2012 after seven
years of dating.
Pitt was also adamant that he and Jolie would not get married until
their gay friends had similar rights. That hurdle was cleared last
year when the Supreme Court overturned California's Prop 8, which had
outlawed same-sex weddings.
This is the second marriage for Pitt, who was married to Aniston from
2000 to 2005, and the third for Jolie, whose ex-husbands include Jonny
Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
'Rumors have been swirling for weeks that the power couple's
relationship has been on the rocks, but at Sunday's MTV Video Music
Awards, they tried to at least present a united front.
As Beyoncé finished her 15-minute set, hubby Jay Z — carrying daughter
Blue Ivy — presented her with the Video Vanguard Award onstage. Queen
Bey said a few words to the crowd, she embraced her family, and then
they headed home. (Hopefully without having to travel in any
To many viewers, the family's appearance felt like something cooked up
in a p.r. boardroom in an attempt to counter the reports of their
Beyoncé seemed to shed tears, but were they tears of joy for her award
or of sadness over the unraveling of her six-year marriage?
"I see a lot of hurt and pain here," says Florida-based body language
expert Susan Constantine. "They're just trying to save face. They feel
no emotions toward each other," adds Constantine, who examined a video
of the appearance as well as a still photo.
The body language expert, who also works as a jury consultant, says
that pictures can sometimes be more telling than videos. Discovering
how someone truly feels is about analyzing their "microexpressions" —
brief, sometimes involuntary movements of the face that betray
"Jay Z and Beyoncé are completely distant, and their minds are on
something else," she says. "Beyoncé feels really uncomfortable."
Even 2-year-old Blue Ivy might be trying to tell us something.
"I see this sense of sadness. It's almost like Beyoncé is looking at
her going, 'It's OK,' " Constantine says. "And the baby is saying,
'This doesn't seem right.' Children are very perceptive."
Of course, that uneasiness on the baby's part might just be about
appearing on a stage in front of thousands of screaming fans.
But peep the photo in question and see what the expert had to say about it all:
"She's giving a false smile," Constantine says. If she were really
happy, her eyebrows would be lifted and her eyes would be more open.
Jay Z's face
"This is what we call a flat face," Constantine says. "There's no
expression whatsoever." Happiness would be indicated by upturned
corners of the mouth. But he's less strained than Beyoncé.
"Neither one of them is looking at each other," says body language
expert Susan Constantine. "Their interest is more in their daughter."
Beyoncé's hand over midsection
She's blocking her stomach area — the home of emotions in the body —
indicating a feeling of vulnerability. Were she feeling comfortable,
she'd expose her midsection.
Her hips are angled away from her husband, indicating disassociation.
"In other [older] photos, you see Beyoncé leaning into her husband,"
Her hands are clasped in a prayer-like way. Happiness would be
indicated by raised arms and an extended body. Instead, she's making
herself small. "Maybe she's praying her parents get back together,"
But seriously, I don't think there has ever been anything REAL about
With sadness in our hearts, but with gratitude to God for a life well
spent, we announce the passing on of our father, brother, uncle and
in-law, Michael Agbo Idibia, a native of Okpokwu Idumoga in Benue
Born on July 25, 1946, Mr. Idibia is an alumnus of Kansas State
University, USA, and retired from the Ministry of Agriculture,
Makurdi, Benue State.
Survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Owoyi Idibia, children: Steven Idibia,
Innocent '2face' Idibia, Hyacinth Idibia and Oche Idibia,
grand-children, and siblings.
Burial arrangements will be announced by the family.
We plead with the media and the general public to respect the privacy
of the family in this difficult time.
Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an
object thrown by fans at a game in Algeria.
Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in
Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers.
The JS Kabylie striker was hit when spectators started throwing
objects from the stands as the teams left the pitch at full-time.
Ebosse was the leading scorer in the Algerian league in the 2013-14
season, with 17 goals.
It has not been confirmed what hit him, but one Algerian newspaper
reported that home fans, angry at their team's defeat, were throwing
A statement from Ebosse's club said he had "succumbed to a head
injury" after being struck at the end of the match.
A special meeting of the Algerian league (LFP) has been convened for
Monday morning and the stadium has been closed until further notice.
Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was
injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but
was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.
Knight was one of three club patrons struck by gunfire around 1:30
a.m. at 1OAK on West Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, said Sgt. C. Tatar,
watch commander at the Los Angeles County sheriff's West Hollywood
Two other victims, a man and a woman, were also being treated at local
hospitals and were expected to survive.
Authorities are still seeking a suspect and declined to release
additional information, citing the ongoing investigation.
The shooting came just hours before MTV's Video Music Awards, which
are slated for Sunday evening in Inglewood. R&B singer Chris Brown,
who was co-hosting a party at the nightclub with Pia Mia, was also
inside the club but not hit by the gunfire, Tatar said.
MTV said it had no affiliation or connection to the event.
While he didn't mention the shooting directly, Brown seemed to refer
to it on Twitter.
"It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy
ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the
bulls---!!!," Brown tweeted.
Knight has been shot before. In 2005, he was struck in the leg during
an MTV awards pre-party in Miami Beach.
A British rapper, L jinny, has been fingered as the prime suspect in
the be-heading of US Journalist, James Foley.
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary — who recently tweeted a photo of himself
holding up a severed head — was among three Brits identified as
possibly being the masked killer known as "John the Beatle."
Bary, 24, is the son of an Egyptian-born militant who is awaiting
trial on terror charges tied to the deadly 1998 bombings of embassies
in Kenya and Tanzania.
Also under investigation are the brother of a British doctor once
charged with kidnapping two Western war correspondents, and a former
gang member who converted to Islam and traveled to Syria,
Britain'sTelegraph newspaper reported.
Reportedly, Bary is from West London and used to go by the name L
Jinny, and even got play on BBC Radio 1. However, last year he left
London and moved to Syria after becoming "radicalized" by the
teachings of Anjem Choudary.
Bary is one of the three British expats turned jihadists referred to
as "The Beatles" due to their British accents.
Foley was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving 2012 while working for
the GlobalPost agency.
He was taken hostage at gunpoint by militants from the group Jabhat al
Nusra while reporting from Taftanaz, northern Syria.
Disturbing footage of his execution appeared on YouTube last week in a
video titled 'A message to the US', in which an apparently coerced
Foley, 40, recites a pre-prepared script presumably given to him by
his captors which he delivers unflinchingly to the camera.
Foley also leaves a haunting message for his brother, John, who he is
heard to say is either a past or serving member of the US Air Force.
Referring to airstrikes launched nearly two weeks ago in Iraq, Foley
says: 'I died that day, John, when your colleagues dropped that bomb
on these people. They signed my death certificate'.
Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards
benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the
fall on social media.
The Australian rapper fell Friday night while performing her hit
"Fancy" at The Avalon in Los Angeles. Security guards quickly pulled
Azalea back onto the stage, and she barely missed a beat as Charli XCX
joined her for the chart-topping single.
Afterward, Azalea told the crowd she felt "very blessed" that she did
not break her legs. There was no immediate word if she was injured.
Azalea appeared in good spirits, posting a video of the fall on
Instagram. She wrote in the caption: "I know I laughed."